Asian Food Markets, a chain of grocery stores focusing on East Asian packaged, fresh and prepared food, has signed a lease for a 43,152-s.f. anchor space at Plainsboro Plaza Shopping Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey, which is owned by Onyx Equities. The store is projected to open in the next several months, according to a statement by R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC.
Plainsboro Plaza, located at the intersection of Schalks Crossing and Scudders Mill Roads, is a 220,000-s.f. center currently anchored by Planet Fitness, CVS and Lightbridge Academy. Asian Food Markets, which is relocating from a smaller Plainsboro store at Princeton Meadows Shopping Center where it has served the Plainsboro market for more than 15 years, will occupy the property’s anchor space that previously housed SuperFresh.
Asian Food Markets was founded in 1992 with a single location in Edison, New Jersey, and has expanded throughout New Jersey. The company currently operates five locations in Jersey City, North Plainfield, Piscataway, Marlboro and Plainsboro.
The chain is currently looking for additional sites in northern New Jersey and New York City areas with a high concentration of Eastern and Central Asian residents, said R.J. Brunelli Senior Sales Associate Pete Nicholson, who brokered the Plainsboro Plaza transaction on behalf of Asian Food Markets. R.J. Brunelli serves as exclusive leasing representative for the chain in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.